London: October 4, 2012:
Local MP Sir George Young today opened De La Rue’s new Overton Quality Centre. The company’s Overton Mill produces banknote paper for countries across the world and this year the company is celebrating 300 years of making paper in Hampshire. The opening ceremony was attended by over 20 customers from 15 countries who were participating in the De La Rue Banknote Paper Conference taking place in Hampshire this week.
This new Quality Centre is part of De La Rue’s on-going investment programme in production and quality. Along with production offices, there are two new laboratories which contain state-of-the-art testing equipment and real-time computerised systems, allowing tight customer requirements and specifications to be assured throughout the papermaking process. The labs are run within highly regulated temperature and humidity conditions, both of which are critical parameters when it comes to papermaking.
Sir George Young said “I am delighted to be opening the Overton Quality Centre. This new facility symbolises the continued success of De La Rue, a great example of a UK company which has an unparalleled track record of successfully reaching global markets over many years, as well as playing a key role in the life of the local community.”
About De La Rue plc:
As the world’s largest integrated commercial banknote printer, De La Rue is a trusted partner of governments, central banks, issuing authorities and commercial organisations around the world.
In the past five years alone, the Group has been involved in the design or production of over 150 national currencies. De La Rue also produces a wide range of security documents including passports, driving licences, authentication labels and tax stamps. In addition, the Group manufactures sophisticated, high speed cash sorting and inspection equipment.
De La Rue also offers a range of specialist services and software solutions including government identity schemes, product authentication systems and cash management processing solutions.
De La Rue employs approximately 4,000 people worldwide and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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